get-up

[get-uhp]
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getup

or get-up

[get-uhp]
noun Informal.
  1. costume; outfit: Everyone will stare at you if you wear that getup.
  2. arrangement or format; style: the getup of a new cookbook.

Origin of getup

First recorded in 1825–35; noun use of verb phrase get up
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Historical Examples of get-up

  • He went to see headquarters in that get-up and lunched with the staff-officers.

  • Smith shook his head and pantomimed Handy to survey his get-up.

    A Pirate of Parts

    Richard Neville

  • Your get-up is splendid, my lad, and it makes me impatient to be off.

    Jack at Sea

    George Manville Fenn

  • A fly was standing at it, and as we passed, the Henniker in her Sunday get-up was stepping into it!

    My Friend Smith

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • His get-up conveyed no information about his social position or means.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan